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DVD PLAYER

XV-M555BK
DVD
DISC 1
DISC 2
DISC 3
TV
SLOW (–)
SLOW (+)
PREVIOUS
SELECT
NEXT
TITLE
MENU
ENTER
RETURN
DISPLAY
TM
CHOICE
TIME
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE
AUDIO
ANGLE
DIGEST STROBE
ZOOM
CANCEL
/
STANDBY
1
2
3
4
STANDBY/ON
5
6
7
8
+ 10
9
10
0
THEATER
3D PHONIC
POSITION
+
+
TV ch
TV VOL.
SHIFT
TV/VIDEO
PLAY & EXCHANGE
RM-SXVM555E REMOTE CONTROL
XV-M555 DVD PLAYER
DIGEST
3
DVD
2
DVD
STROBE
1
DVD
ZOOM
THEATER
POSITION
DISC TITLE CHAP
RESUME
DVD
EACH
DOLBY
3D PHONIC
D I G I T A L
INSTRUCTIONS
SHUTTLE
3
2
1
STOP PAUSE
PLAY
DIMMER
SKIP
DVD / VIDEO CD / CD
Introduction
Preliminary knowledge
Getting started
Basic operations
Advanced operations
Initial settings
Additional information
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial No.
which are located on the rear, bottom or
side of the cabinet. Retain this informa-
tion for future reference.
Model No.
Serial No.
LVT0391-003A
1
4
12
17
20
35
41
[B, E, EV]

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  • Page 1: Dvd Player

    DVD PLAYER XV-M555BK DISC 1 DISC 2 DISC 3 SLOW (–) SLOW (+) PREVIOUS SELECT NEXT TITLE MENU ENTER RETURN DISPLAY CHOICE TIME PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE XV-M555 DVD PLAYER DIGEST STROBE ZOOM CANCEL DIGEST STANDBY STANDBY/ON STROBE ZOOM...
  • Page 2 Warnings, Cautions and Others IMPORTANT for the U.K. DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment. If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in your home or the cable is too short to reach a power point, then obtain an appropriate safety approved extension lead or consult your dealer.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Introduction Features ... Supplied accessories ... About this instruction manual ... Notes on handling ... Preliminary Knowledge Names of parts and controls Front panel ... 4 Remote control unit ... 5 Display window ... 7 Rear panel ... 7 Operational Principles On-screen displays ...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction Introduction Features Picture functions Strobe function The unit can display nine continuous still pictures on the TV screen. Digest function You can select the desired title from the opening scenes displayed on the TV screen. Angle function* You can select a desired angle from multiple camera angles recorded on the DVD disc.
  • Page 5: About This Instruction Manual

    About this instruction manual This instruction manual basically explains operations as follows: Advanced operations You can play titles or tracks on the discs inserted in random order by using the Random function. The number indicates the procedural step. Other convenient procedures, etc.
  • Page 6: Notes On Handling

    Introduction Notes on handling Important cautions Installation of the unit • Select a place which is level, dry and neither too hot nor too cold (between 5˚C and 35˚C, 41˚F and 95˚F). • Leave sufficient distance between the unit and the TV. •...
  • Page 7: Preliminary Knowledge

    Preliminary knowledge Names of parts and controls Refer to the corresponding pages indicated in () for details. Front panel button 2 STANDBY indicator 3 DIGEST button 4 STROBE button XV-M555 DVD PLAYER DIGEST STANDBY STANDBY/ON STROBE ZOOM PLAY & EXCHANGE DOLBY D I G I T A L button (17)
  • Page 8: Remote Control Unit

    Preliminary knowledge Remote control unit 1 DISC 1 through DISC 3 buttons 2 1/¡ (SLOW(–)/SLOW(+)) buttons 3 7(STOP) button 4 4/¢ (PREVIOUS/NEXT) buttons 5 TITLE button (For DVD) 6 5/∞/3/2 (Cursor) buttons 7 RETURN - CHOICE button 8 PLAY MODE button 9 SUBTITLE button (for DVD) 0 DIGEST button (for DVD/Video CD) - STROBE button (for DVD/Video CD)
  • Page 9 1 DISC 1 through DISC 3 buttons (18) Used to start playback of the disc in the corresponding tray. Function the same as the 1 through 3 buttons on the front panel. 2 1/¡ (SLOW(-)/SLOW(+)) buttons (19, 25) Perform rapid advance/reverse playback operations. Also used for slow-motion playback of a picture (for DVD/Video CD).
  • Page 10: Display Window

    Preliminary knowledge Display window 4 Disc indicator 3D-PHONIC PROGRAM DISC TITLE CHAP. KARAOKE TRACK DVD VCD EACH REMAIN 1 Disc number indicator 2 Title/chapter/ track indicator Rear panel 1 VIDEO OUT jack 2 S-VIDEO OUT jack 3 AV OUT VIDEO OUT AV OUT VIDEO S-VIDEO...
  • Page 11: Operational Principles

    Operational Principles On-screen displays The unit provides several on-screen displays. With some displays, you can set or select preferences or functions, while the others are display-only. Opening displays The Opening display appears automatically in some conditions. At the bottom, the following information are indicated depending on the unit’s status.
  • Page 12: To Prevent The Monitor From Burning Out [Screen Saver]

    Preliminary knowledge Play mode displays Pressing the PLAY MODE button accesses the play mode display in which you can control playback functions. Different displays appear depending on the disc type and the unit’s status. Status displays Pressing the DISPLAY-TIME button during playback accesses the status display.
  • Page 13: On-Screen Guide Icons

    On-screen guide icons How to use numeric buttons During DVD playback, you may see icons displayed over the picture. These have the following meanings. : Displayed at the beginning of a scene recorded from multiple angles. (See page 29.) : Displayed at the beginning of a scene recorded with multiple audio languages.
  • Page 14: About Discs

    Playable discs DVD VIDEO The DVD Logo is a trademark. • DVD players and DVD discs have their own Region Code numbers. This unit only can play back DVD discs whose Region Code numbers include “2”. Examples of playable DVD discs: This unit accommodates discs for the PAL system.
  • Page 15: Getting Started

    Getting started Connections *In the following description, "TV" may be substituted with "monitor" or "projector." *Before using the unit, you have to connect the unit to a TV and/or amplifier. Before making any connections • Do not connect the AC power cord until all other connections have been made. •...
  • Page 16: To Connect To A Tv With The Scart Connector

    Getting started To connect to a TV with the SCART connector You can enjoy using the unit by simply connecting it to your television set with a 21-pin SCART cable. To hear audio sound with better quality, connect the audio output to your audio equipment. (See below.) The unit VIDEO OUT AV OUT...
  • Page 17: To Connect To Audio Equipment With A Digital Input

    To connect to audio equipment with a digital input You can enhance the sound quality by connecting the unit’s DIGITAL OUT (optical) to the digital input of an amplifier, DAT or MD by using an optional digital cable. The digital stereo audio signal from a disc is directly transferred. If you connect the unit to a Dolby Digital, DTS or MPEG multichannel decoder or an amplifier with a built-in decoder by using an optional digital cable, you can enjoy high-quality surround sound.
  • Page 18: Using The Remote Control Unit

    Getting started Using the remote control unit Using the remote control, you can operate not only all the functions of the unit but also basic functions of your TV. To install batteries in the remote control unit The battery compartment is located on the back of the remote control unit. Press down on the point shown by the arrow at the top of the compartment cover, and pull up the cover to open the compartment.
  • Page 19: To Use The Remote Control Unit For Tv Operation

    If your TV turns on or off, you have successfully set the control signal. NOTES • The remote control unit is initially set for operating a JVC TV. • If there is more than one code listed for the manufacturer of your TV, try them one by one until you succeed.
  • Page 20: Basic Operations

    Basic operations Basic operations In the following description, the buttons on the remote control unit are used, however, you may use the corresponding buttons on the front panel of the unit if available. Turning on/off the unit Press on the front panel or press DVD XV-M555 DVD PLAYER DIGEST STANDBY...
  • Page 21: Basic Playback

    Basic playback Now you can play a disc. First, let’s enjoy simple playback according to following procedure. To start playback Press #, press one of the DISC buttons (1 through 3) on the front panel or DISC 1 through 3 on the remote control unit. The unit starts playback from: •...
  • Page 22: To Advance Or Reverse Play Rapidly While Monitoring

    Basic operations To advance or reverse play rapidly while monitoring During playback From the remote control unit Press ¡ or 1. Pressing ¡ advances playback rapidly, while pressing 1 reverses playback rapidly. Each time you press the button, advance or reverse playback speed increases. To return to normal playback, press #. From the front panel Use the SHUTTLE knob.
  • Page 23: Advanced Operations

    Advanced operations When you operate the functions described below while stopped, make sure that the desired disc number is selected by checking the the disc indicator in the display window. If it is not selected, press the corresponding DISC button to start playback and then press 7.
  • Page 24: To Locate A Desired Title Or Track Directly

    Advanced operations When “NEXT” or “PREVIOUS” appears on the TV screen, the unit generally works as follows: • Pressing ¢ advances to the next page. • Pressing 4 returns to the previous page. * The method of the operation is different depending on the disc.
  • Page 25: To Locate A Desired Scene By Specifying The Chapter Number [Chap. Search]

    To locate a desired scene by specifying the chapter number [CHAP. SEARCH] If the current title of a DVD disc being played is divided into chapters, you can skip to a desired chapter by specifying the chapter number using the on-screen display.
  • Page 26: To Locate A Desired Scene From The Opening Scene Digest Display [Digest]

    Advanced operations Press ENTER. The unit starts playback from the specified time. (for DVD) (for Audio CD) DVD CONTROL REPEAT A-B REPEAT TIME SEARCH CHAP. SEARCH REPEAT A-B REPEAT TIME SEARCH GO TO 2 : 3 4 : 0 0 GO TO Message Message...
  • Page 27: Special Picture Playback

    Use CURSOR 2/3/5/∞ or 4/¢ to select the desired scene. The selected scene is indicated by If there are more than 9 scenes, the digest screen will have more than one page. In this case, pressing CURSOR 3 or ¢ when selecting the lower right scene advances to the next page, while pressing CURSOR 2 or 4 when selecting the upper left scene returns to the previous page.
  • Page 28: To Playback In Slow-Motion [Slow]

    Advanced operations Pressing 8 when the nine still pictures appear will advance to the next nine still pictures. • To cancel strobe play Press STROBE. NOTES • Pressing and holding 8 for more than 1 second also activates the Strobe function. •...
  • Page 29: Changing The Playback Order

    Changing the playback order You can play titles and tracks on the discs inserted in the desired order or in random order. To playback titles/tracks in the desired order [PROGRAM] You can play titles or tracks on the discs inserted in the desired order by using the Program function.
  • Page 30: To Playback Titles Or Tracks In Random Order [Random]

    Advanced operations To playback titles or tracks in random order [RANDOM] You can play titles or tracks on the discs inserted in random order by using the Random function. DISC 1 DISC 2 DISC 3 SLOW (–) SLOW (+) PREVIOUS SELECT NEXT TITLE...
  • Page 31: To Repeat A Desired Part [A-B Repeat]

    • During Audio/Video CD playback (for Audio CD) (for Video CD) CD CONTROL VCD CONTROL REPEAT A-B REPEAT TIME SEARCH REPEAT A-B REPEAT TIME SEARCH PBC CALL REPEAT ALL REPEAT ALL Selected repeat mode Selected repeat mode REPEAT ALL (all disc repeat) REPEAT 1 (current track repeat) No indication (off)
  • Page 32: Viewing From Multiple Angles

    Advanced operations • To quit A-B repeat playback Press 7. The unit stops playback and quits A-B repeat mode. • During playback, pressing ENTER when B REPEAT] quits A-B repeat mode and continues playback. • You can also quit A-B repeat mode by pressing 4 or ¢. NOTES •...
  • Page 33: To Select A Scene Angle From The Angle List Display [Angle]

    To select a scene angle from the angle list display [ANGLE] DISC 1 DISC 2 DISC 3 SLOW (–) SLOW (+) PREVIOUS SELECT NEXT TITLE MENU 2, 3 ENTER RETURN DISPLAY CHOICE TIME PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE DIGEST STROBE ZOOM CANCEL + 10...
  • Page 34: To Change The Audio Language Or Sound [Audio]

    Advanced operations To change the audio language or sound [AUDIO] By AUDIO selection, you can choose the audio language of movies or choose to enjoy karaoke with or without the guide vocal. DISC 1 DISC 2 DISC 3 SLOW (–) SLOW (+) PREVIOUS SELECT...
  • Page 35: Enjoying Virtual Surround Sound

    Enjoying virtual surround sound Using the 3D Phonic function, you can get a simulated surround effect from your stereo system. To simulate surround sound [3D PHONIC] DIGEST STROBE ZOOM CANCEL + 10 1, 2 THEATER 3D PHONIC POSITION TV ch TV VOL.
  • Page 36: Checking The Status

    Advanced operations Checking the status You can check the disc/time information, as well as the DVD functions, of the current disc. To check the disc/time information DISC 1 DISC 2 DISC 3 SLOW (–) SLOW (+) PREVIOUS SELECT NEXT TITLE MENU ENTER RETURN...
  • Page 37: To Check The Dvd Function Status

    To check the DVD function status During DVD playback DISC 1 DISC 2 DISC 3 SLOW (–) SLOW (+) PREVIOUS SELECT NEXT TITLE MENU ENTER RETURN DISPLAY CHOICE TIME PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE DIGEST STROBE ZOOM CANCEL Press DISPLAY – TIME. The DVD function status display appears on the TV screen.
  • Page 38: Initial Settings

    Initial settings Initial settings Selecting preferences You can set various preferences for playback via four dedicated displays. How to set preferences DISC 1 DISC 2 DISC 3 SLOW (–) SLOW (+) PREVIOUS SELECT NEXT TITLE MENU ENTER RETURN DISPLAY CHOICE TIME PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO...
  • Page 39: Audio Page

    SUBTITLE You can select the default subtitle language to be displayed when it is contained on a playback disc. Each time you press LANGUAGE CURSOR 3, the language MENU LANGUAGE AUDIO LANGUAGE setting changes in the SUBTITLE ON SCREEN LANGUAGE following order: PRESS ENGLISH = SPANISH = FRENCH = CHINESE =...
  • Page 40: Display Page

    Initial settings DOWN MIX By setting DOWN MIX correctly, you can get the optimum stereo mix for your audio system from DVD discs recorded with Dolby Digital surround multichannel audio. • Lt/Rt (Dolby Digital disc only): For monitoring the unit's 2-channel audio output signals via a Dolby Pro Logic decoder.
  • Page 41: System Page

    SCREEN SAVER A television monitor screen may be burned out if a LANGUAGE static picture is displayed MONITOR TYPE SCREEN SAVER for a long time. To prevent ON SCREEN GUIDE this, the unit automatically activates the screen saver PRESS function if a static picture, such as an on-screen display or menu, is displayed for over 5 minutes.
  • Page 42: Limiting Playback By Children

    Initial settings Limiting playback by children This function restricts playback of DVD discs which contain violent (and other) scenes according to the level set by the user. For example, if a movie which includes violent scenes supports the parental lock feature, such scenes which you do not want to let children view can be cut or replaced with other scenes.
  • Page 43: To Change The Settings [Parental Lock]

    To change the settings [PARENTAL LOCK] DISC 1 DISC 2 DISC 3 SLOW (–) SLOW (+) PREVIOUS SELECT NEXT TITLE MENU ENTER RETURN DISPLAY CHOICE TIME PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE DIGEST STROBE ZOOM CANCEL + 10 THEATER 3D PHONIC POSITION TV ch TV VOL.
  • Page 44: Additional Information

    Additional information Additional information Care and handling of discs How to handle discs When handling a disc, do not touch the surface of the disc. Since discs are made of plastic, they are easily damaged. If a disc gets dirty, dusty, scratched or warped, the images and sound will not be picked up correctly, and such a disc may cause the player to malfunction.
  • Page 45: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting What appears to be a malfunction may not always be serious. Please go through the following list before requesting service. Symptom Possible case Power does not come on. Power plug is not inserted securely. Remote control does not work. Too far from the unit.
  • Page 46: Specifications

    Additional information Specifications General Readable discs: Video format: Other Power requirements: Power consumption: Mass: Dimensions (W x H x D): Video output VIDEO OUT (pin jack): S-VIDEO OUT (S jack): Horizontal resolution: Signal to noise ratio: Audio output ANALOG OUT (pin jack): DIGITAL OUT (optical): Audio characteristics Frequency response:...
  • Page 47: Country Code List For Parental Lock

    Appendix B: Country code list for parental lock This list is used for the Parental Lock operation. For details, see page 39. Andorra United Arab Emirates Afghanistan Antigua and Barbuda Anguilla Albania Armenia Netherlands Antilles Angola Antarctica Argentina American Samoa Austria Australia Aruba...
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